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  • Snyder, Megan Dawn (1999)
    Several of Raymond Carver's short stories and two of Thomas Pynchon's novels are analyzed for their ability to function as ethnography, through which they reveal the dominant and dominated codes in American culture. These ...
  • Mohatt, Nathaniel Vincent (2011)
    This book chronicles my journey in understanding and coming to terms with my father's illness and death. In 2005 he was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), and in 2008 I traveled with him to the MD Anderson ...
  • Doetschman, Sarah (2011)
    Narrative strategies available to biography are explored through the life of Margaret Keenan Harrais---teacher, educational administrator, judge, and activist. Biography is a particular endeavor requiring flexible inquiry ...
  • Williamson, Lianne (2009)
    The anti-heroine is a difficult woman to define. The intent of this project was to find the markers and signifiers for the character of the anti-heroine. Only recently, with modernism and then post-modernism, has the ...
  • Mandel, Dena Toni Cooper (2008)
    "A World of Difference: Emma Wolf, A Jewish-American Writer on the American Frontier" is the first dissertation to undertake a scholarly inquiry of Wolf's Jewish novels, Other Things Being Equal and Heirs of Yesterday. ...
  • Jimenez-Lugo, Edna (2007)
    The main objective of the research described in this dissertation was to explore how English second language (ESL) writers used their first language (L1) when composing in their second language (L2). This task was undertaken ...
  • Carter, Stephen Ruben (2006)
    Seventy percent of teachers in rural Alaska come from the lower 48, most having little to no introduction to the culture they are entering or what will be asked of them as teachers. The turnover rate of teachers in rural ...
  • Small, Sarah (2018-05)
    In the eight short stories within this collection, we encounter characters against a variety of backdrops, from the mundane--middle school shop class, and a short road trip--to the more bizarre--a town with an underground ...
  • Namey, Jason (2018-05)
    The stories in Plastic Alaska depict characters losing--often literally--their own identities. Whether it be a young boy who believes that an Alaskan theme park ride transformed him into a different person, or a woman who ...
  • Mckisick, Kendalyn (2018-05)
    This thesis is first and foremost a poetry project. However, central to its craft are ideas of cross-genre poetics. Thematically interconnected essays of both lyric and experimental styles are used as section breaks, which ...

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